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Grandparent Visitation
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Hartlage v. Hartlage   Paternal Grandparents filed a petition for grandparent visitation of fourteen-month-old Child after the death of minor Child’s biological Father. Biological Mother objected to Paternal Grandparents exercising visitation asserting that Paternal Grandparents were not involved in minor Child’s life prior to Father’s death, had limited contact with the child since Father’s death,...
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Blackaby v. Barnes   Child was born to Mother and Father. Maternal Grandmother petitioned Family Court for adoption of Child, to which Mother consented. Father contested the adoption, but he died before completion of Child’s adoption proceedings. On October 23, 2017, Family Court entered a judgment of adoption. Paternal Grandfather petitioned Family Court for grandparent...
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Robison, et al. v. Pinto, et al.   Mother and Father of Children were divorced, executing a property settlement agreement, which provided Mother with sole custody of Children. However, in the event of either parent’s death, it provided for sole custody to the other parent. After, Mother moved to North Carolina and married Husband. Several...
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Morton v. Tipton Trial Court, using the preponderance of the evidence standard, awarded limited grandparent visitation to Paternal Grandfather. Custodial Maternal Grandfather and Step-Grandfather challenged the Trial Court’s decisions arguing that the proper standard of proof to be used by the Trial Court was the Clear and Convincing Evidence standard. Paternal Grandfather argued that the...
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Hamilton v. Duvall Grandparents filed a petition pursuant to Kentucky’s grandparent visitation statute (KRS 405.021(3)) seeking visitation with the Child of their recently deceased son. Family Court awarded Grandparents visitation with the Child in accordance with the same visitation rights the Father would have been allowed were he still alive. This decision had the effect...
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MORTON, ET AL. V. TIPTON Maternal grandparents had custody of children. After lengthy litigation, paternal grandfather was ultimately awarded limited supervised visitation with children. Maternal grandparents appealed arguing “that the trial court erred when it applied the preponderance standard in considering whether to award grandparent visitation to [paternal grandfather].” The Court of Appeals affirms the...
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GARVIN V. KRIEGER, ET AL. Paternal grandfather and his girlfriend were adjudged de facto custodians of minor child and were awarded sole permanent custody. Maternal grandmother was awarded grandparent visitation pursuant to KRS 405.021. Mother and maternal grandmother appealed arguing that the family court erred by designating paternal grandfather and girlfriend as de facto custodians...
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GOODLETT V. BRITTAIN, ET AL. Father took custody of his two minor children after the death of mother. Maternal grandparents filed a Petition for grandparent visitation which was granted by the trial court. The Court of Appeals first addresses a jurisdictional issue. Grandparents filed a Petition for grandparent visitation, withdrew without serving Father, and then...
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NUNLEY, ET AL. V. NEULING Grandparents filed a petition for grandparent visitation on June 27, 2012. They entered into an agreed order in the matter on July 24, 2012, which was set aside by order entered December 20, 2013. Grandparents filed a notice of appeal, but while that appeal was pending entered into two additional...
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K.C.O. V. CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES, ET AL. Trial Court awarded grandparent visitation to paternal grandparents in a DNA action. Paternal grandparents had not filed a Petition to intervene or requested visitation. Parents appealed. The Court of Appeals vacated the grandparent visitation order holding that a Trial Court may not sua sponte award...
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